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The History of the City of New York—E-Seminar 4, Urban Crisis: Disease, Crime, and Space
Resource Type: E-Seminar
Taught by: Kenneth T. Jackson

In this fourth in a series of eight e-seminars, Professor Kenneth T. Jackson, examines public space in New York and focuses on the creation of Central Park. He also discusses the creation of the Metropolitan Board of Health, the implementation of health and sanitary regulations as a response to outbreaks of cholera, and the founding of the New York City Police Department.
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1. Urban Society: Central Park and Social Reform

1. Urbanization and Disease

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1. Urban Problems: Fire, Water, Epidemics, and Open Spaces

1. Moot Court: Central Park on Trial

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